This weekend, the model aircraft association ASKÖ Ikarus Enns is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a big air show. At our own airfield in Enns-Kronau, everything that can fly will take to the skies for two days. Biplanes, gliders and jets, but also helicopters show what they can do. “We are expecting around 60 guest pilots from all over Austria,” says model aircraft pilot Arthur Kornmüller. One of the largest model helicopters in Europe, but also one of the smallest biplanes ever built by the club, the 30 centimeter wide Zaunkönig, takes off. A “sugar plane” will drop several kilograms of candy onto the airfield for the children.
The audience can also enjoy a fox hunt and a balloon stabbing. Thomas Rechberger: “When hunting for foxes, propeller pilots try to cut off the flag attached to the back of another plane, while during balloon stabbing a jet goes vertical and uses the heat of its engine to burst balloons attached just above the ground.”
The event will take place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.